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Universal H1 results get boost from pachinko and pachislot sales

Universal Entertainment bucked the trend by reporting a group-wide 24.9 percent increase in net sales for the first half of 2020, with brisk pachinko...

Sega Sammy reports 33.5 percent sales decrease for April-June quarter

Sega Sammy Holdings has reported that its net sales for the April-June quarter amounted to almost JPY48.4 billion (US$457 million), a year-on-year decrease of...
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Dynam sees profit this year despite Covid-19 shutdowns

Dynam Japan Holdings said it didn’t expect to make a profit in the current quarter after the government ordered the closure of its pachinko parlours in Japan, but does expect to be back in the black for the full financial year, ending March 2021. 

Fitch sees 70% Q2 revenue drop for Okada, downgrades Universal

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Universal Entertainment’s credit rating due to the impact of the coronavirus on the gaming industry and said it expects the group’s Okada Manila property to post a 70 percent drop in Q2 revenue.

Universal Entertainment net sales up 34 percent in 2019

Universal Entertainment posted net sales of almost JPY125 billion (about US$1.1 billion), an increase of 34 percent year on year, and an operating profit...

Sega Sammy April-Sept. sales fall 3.2 percent

Sega Sammy Holdings says net sales in the April-September 2019 period fell 3.2 percent to JPY166 billion (about $1.5 billion).

Installed gaming machines top 7.4m, Japan dominates

The number legally installed gaming machines worldwide in 2018 is estimated at 7,402,395, with Japan taking the lion’s share.
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Okura 2019 profit, revenue decline

Okura reported lower 2019 revenue after closing some of its parlours after rule changes reduced the gaming element of the machines, cutting their appeal.
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Sega Sammy net up 5.7% in Apr-Jun

Sega Sammy Holdings recorded a group-wide JPY72.7 billion (US$673 million) net income in the April-June 2019 period, representing a 5.7 percent year-on-year increase. 

Dynam’s slot machine ambitions appear limited

Dynam Japan Holdings, the nation’s largest pachinko operator by number of halls, has developed its first slot machine for the Macau market in cooperation with Singapore-based Weike Gaming Technology, but its near-term ambitions appear to be limited.

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